Plant Care Curly Locks Orchid Cactus
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Curly Locks Orchid Cactus

Taxonomy

Epiphyllum guatemalense monstrosa
Epiphyllum
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Curly Locks Orchid Cactus

Water

How often to water your Curly Locks Orchid Cactus

Water needs for Curly Locks Orchid Cactus
0.5 cups
every 9

Curly Locks Orchid Cactus needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Curly Locks Orchid Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Curly Locks Orchid Cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Curly Locks Orchid Cactus: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Curly Locks Orchid Cactus may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Curly Locks Orchid Cactus

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Curly Locks Orchid Cactus: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Curly Locks Orchid Cactus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Curly Locks Orchid Cactus

Curly Locks Orchid Cactus

Curly Locks Orchid Cactus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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